Every material event takes place in time. If there were no time, there would be no mortality. Christian Science teaches that time is a mortal measurement, a relative condition over which the spiritual idea has dominion.

Christ Jesus was master of time because he knew how to overcome mortality. His many wonderful works included the overcoming of time, for we are told in the Gospel of John that on one occasion when his disciples took him into their ship, "immediately the ship was at the land whither they went" (6:21).

The Master did not accept the beliefs of limitation expressed by time, but as an exponent or demonstrator of divine Science, he recognized existence to be the timeless expression of Spirit. In divine Science all truth is ever present, and therefore everything needful is always at hand. Herein lies a great and important truth, for since time is an illusion of material sense, then as the false sense of life in matter gives place to spiritual existence, limitation and mortality must cease to exist. All that can ever die is mortality, a mortal belief of mind in matter, a false impression of an existence which is measured by time.

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